Video: Taylor Swift sings Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’

By April Chieffo,
Taylor Swift covered Eminem during a Michigan show
Singer Taylor Swift poses at the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Sam Morris (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Taylor Swift is known for her sweet sounding love songs about secret crushes, everlasting love, and the occasional not-so-subtle stab at an ex-boyfriend. But during a recent performance, one song wasn’t her own. She performed “Lose Yourself,” made famous in 2002 by Eminem.

During the July 28 performance, the country singer didn’t rap, although she is a fan of the genre. Instead, she acoustically sang the track as a tribute to the rapper, as the concert was in his hometown of Detroit.

Swift, 21, requesting for everyone to “sing very, very loudly,” gained applause as she began playing the familiar melody. She sang the first verse and the chorus before transitioning into Uncle Kracker’s “Smile.”

According to PopCrush, hometown covers are a staple to Swift’s Speak Now Tour. In past shows she has performed covers of Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi in New Jersey, and songs by Justin Bieber and Alanis Morissette during a Toronto concert.

Watch Taylor Swift sing “Lose Yourself,” in her best Eminem impression below.

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